Holiday Reference: TRP 36775

Holiday information

  • Excellent value liveaboard with and experienced crew
  • Regular departures with world class Red Sea dive itineraries
  • Main deck cabins for no supplement!
  • Only 20 divers on board
  • Average Water Temp: 19-23 C
  • Average Air Temp: 20 - 25 C
  • Average Visability: 15 - 25m
  • Good for: Photographers of all levels
  • Suitable for beginners: Yes
  • Escape the winter blues with this relaxing photo itinerary. This is a great trip to pin down those skills necessary to allow your underwater photography to progress. A trip like this gives enormous freedom to try out things repeatedly, and this is the best way to ensure that the learning sticks, and with every little milestone your confidence will grow exponentially!

Liveaboard Details

Cyclone has long been a favourite with UK divers. She's the ideal choice for the price conscious diver, looking to "dive, eat, sleep" in the Northern Red Sea. Cyclone's experienced crew will give you a warm welcome, as well as taking you to the best ...

Cyclone has long been a favourite with UK divers. She's the ideal choice for the price conscious diver, looking to "dive, eat, sleep" in the Northern Red Sea. Cyclone's experienced crew will give you a warm welcome, as well as taking you to the best dive sites. This is what makes her a popular choice with many of our divers.

Cyclone is 32m from bow to stern and her sturdy wood hull is a stable home away from home. 20 divers can be easily accommodated over 10 twin cabins. All of the cabins are en suite, have individual air con and plenty of space to stow your belongings for the week. There are 2 twin cabins on the main deck, 6 twin cabins below decks and 2 bow cabins which have bunks. Cabins are pre-allocated at the time of booking, so please remember to check if you have a specific request.

Cyclone features the tried and tested lay out of all Tornado Marine Fleet vessels. The dive deck is spaciously laid out so everyone can kit up without fighting for space. The dining room is on the main deck, and you will find tasty meals prepared freshly each day. The upstairs saloon is complete with bar and TV, perfect for relaxing at the end of the day or during surface intervals. Or escape from it all on sun deck. Cyclone is a classic Red Sea liveaboard that knows the Northern Red Sea's wrecks and reefs intimately. This is world class destination with a crew that know how to make your diving a success from start to finish.

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Itinerary Details

Join Mario on his Winter Warmer™ tour and beat those winter blues with a week of dedicated Red Sea underwater photography, focusing in particular on the varied macro and wide angle opportunities at Gubal, the Thistlegorm and Tiran

The Winter Warmer Description

Are you looking to shake off those winter blues? Then why not come along with Mario on his Winter Warmer™ getaway to the Red Sea for some much needed winter underwater photography! This is a dedicated a photo itinerary in the Northern Red Sea and we have hand picked a select number of key sites to enable you to gain maximum time at locations that are the most photo friendly. The Northern Red Sea in undeniably a great place to practice your skills, and on this itinerary you will learn how to shoot successful macro, wide angle, strobe and available light shots. You will be able to dive in time and time again to work towards getting exactly the shot you want. Break the bleak mid winter and discover how to get the most from each and every photo opportunity.

Goals of the trip


This trip will focus on the fundamentals of underwater photography - no matter how much experience you have, getting the basics right matters. If you are newer to underwater photography, we will cover proper camera set up, available light photography then moving on to using strobes and using lenses and strobes will be your goals. If you have progressed through the initial stages in your underwater photography already, then you might want to experiment, setting up specific shots and co-ordinating with models, or try some experimental stuff like mixed flash with slow shutter speeds, or time-lapse or long exposure shots. You may already be an experienced underwater photographer and want to hang out and dive with others of a like mind and have the freedom to pursue your own specific goals.

This will be a great all round trip, suitable for all abilities, and Mario will be on hand morning, noon and night, dishing out any help and advice you might need. Once you've taken the shots you will probably want to tweak and edit them so most evenings there will be assistance with using Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photo shop to make the most of your digital creations.

Diving highlights


On many trips the check dive is merely the place to check your gear and weights. Not on this itinerary. The first and last day will usually include dives at Shaab el Erg. Often divers can get buzzed by a pod of resident dolphins from the surrounding area and people regularly photograph them in the water here. Check your wide angle skills at Abu Nuhas with a dive at either the Giannis D or Carnatic,

One of the big diving highlights on this trip will be an extended stay on the Barge - you could not custom build a more suitable site for underwater photographers! Centred on the fragments of a broken up barge, this place is teeming with schools of fish, many types and sizes of moray, and nudibranchs galore. And the night dive is not to be missed! Around the barge are additional dives such a the Ulysses and Bluff Pint. Dive from the boat again and again or get in the RIB for a fresh scene. Give photography in the "golden hour" a go underwater, and create some dappled light shots.

The plan is then to move via the Kingston and the Thistlegorm, and make our way over to the Straits of Tiran, and here you can put into practice your freshly honed skills on the lavish coral gardens that await. Gordon is a great dusk dive, but for many it is the lazy day at Jackson that is the most rewarding of Tiran's sites.

En route between sites you may dive in Ras Mohammed or at the Dunraven.



Want to know more about The Winter Warmer?

The Winter Warmer contains all the detailed information you need, a full day by day itinerary, pictures, videos, reviews, and other practical information. Or call one of our diving holiday experts on 0800 072 8221 or +44(0)1483 411590.

 


Your holiday details

A much loved liveaboard from the award winning Tornado Marine Fleet Departing from Hurghada, you will spend 7 nights on board on a full board basis (twin share cabin). This is a classic itinerary in the Northern Red Sea with up to 22 dives over the week. All marine park fees, 12lt tank, air fills and weights are included in your package - please prebook nitrox and 15lt tanks before travel. All trips are fully guided with 2 expert guides. Flights are with Thomas Cook from Gatwick and transfers are also included. At the end of the week you will have day use of a hotel and buffet lunch while you wait for your flight home. Excluded are the Egyptian entry visa, alcohol, nitrox, additional kit hire and any on board souvenirs. Please let us know if you would like to prebook any PADI courses on board or have any dietary requirements.

* prices are subject to change according to availability at the time of booking


 

Your Personal Information


Please DO NOT book any connecting flights, insurance, or additional parts to this holiday as your trip is subject to availability and will NOT be confirmed until you have spoken with our operators. If you have any requests beyond our normal itineraries please note them in the comments and we will discuss these with you when we call to arrange your holiday.

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